6 episodes

Hosted by Don Costante, an expert specializing in sports and event management.

Since 1994, with more than 2,000 events produced Don has been creating authentic experiences for premier sports organizations such as MLB, NBA, WNBA, AHL, NAIA, EPL, NCAA and others. No detail too small, no problem too complex, his meticulous approach and robust experience is what it takes to deliver best-in-class events.

The Rundown Podcast is a unique opportunity to hear from some of the best in the sports and event management industry that Don has worked with during his 25-year career. With episodes releasing in January 2020, guests from the NBA, MLB, NFL and many other sports organizations will provide insightful and realistic perspectives for what it takes to create authentic experiences to connect with audiences.

The Rundown Sports and Event Management Podcast Don Costante

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Hosted by Don Costante, an expert specializing in sports and event management.

Since 1994, with more than 2,000 events produced Don has been creating authentic experiences for premier sports organizations such as MLB, NBA, WNBA, AHL, NAIA, EPL, NCAA and others. No detail too small, no problem too complex, his meticulous approach and robust experience is what it takes to deliver best-in-class events.

The Rundown Podcast is a unique opportunity to hear from some of the best in the sports and event management industry that Don has worked with during his 25-year career. With episodes releasing in January 2020, guests from the NBA, MLB, NFL and many other sports organizations will provide insightful and realistic perspectives for what it takes to create authentic experiences to connect with audiences.

    Diane Ferranti, Detroit Pistons

    Diane Ferranti, Detroit Pistons

    This episode features Emmy Award Winning Producer and 2019 Information Display & Entertainment Association (IDEA) Hall of Fame member, Diane Ferranti.  During this interview with Don, Diane details her event presentation philosophy, provides insight into managing staff, outlines her formula for creating impactful team introductions, gives the secret to developing successful contests, discusses digital production, highlights the latest technology she’s most excited about and more!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Q&A with Don Costante

    Q&A with Don Costante

    Don answers questions submitted by listeners. Hear Don’s insight on a variety of topics that include: issues switching from NBA to MLB, using activations from one sport to another, what to do if you can’t secure a full-time position, can’t get “hands-on” producing experience but want to be a producer, ideal skill set for a producer, suggestions for how to ideate in-game elements, finding alignment with team operations, and how to combat negative statements that prevent innovation and more.

    • 36 min
    Jackie Maldonado, Houston Texans

    Jackie Maldonado, Houston Texans

    In this interview, Don chats with Jackie Maldonado who shares the Houston Texans event presentation philosophy and also provides her incredible insight into what it takes to produce an NFL game, establish effective communication (both on and off the field) and facilitate a first-class halftime performance. Additionally, Jackie goes into great detail as to her path into the sports industry and offers tremendous advice to those looking to get into the industry as well as those already in positions.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Scott Cunningham, Atlanta Braves

    Scott Cunningham, Atlanta Braves

    Don interviews Scott Cunningham who shares his event presentation philosophy and takes you behind the scenes giving you full access to the inner workings of the Atlanta Braves off-season planning process, partnership integration strategy and development of a new mascot program. Topics include staff involvement, upper management’s role, collaboration, creative process, communication, maintaining control over in-game inventory, promotions, challenges and more.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Chris Miles, Professional Emcee/Host

    Chris Miles, Professional Emcee/Host

    Hear from one of the best emcees in the business. In this episode, Don interviews Chris Miles and goes in-depth into what it takes to be a successful emcee. Topics discussed include Chris’ path to the mic, the preparation required before an event, tips on how to deliver a performance that connects with the audience, what separates a good host from one that is extraordinary, advice to those who oversee emcees, his overall philosophy and much more.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Rundown Podcast Introduction

    The Rundown Podcast Introduction

    Since 1994, with more than 2,000 events produced Don Costante has created authentic experiences for premier sports organizations such as MLB, NBA, WNBA, AHL, NAIA, EPL, NCAA and others.

    The Rundown Podcast is an opportunity to hear from some of the best in the sports and event management industry that Don has worked with during his 25-year career. Guests from the NBA, MLB, NFL and many others provide insightful perspectives for what it takes to create authentic experiences to connect with audiences.

    • 7 min

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